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ANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1868.
BY HOYT & WAITERS.
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Washington, January 7.
Howard's Stantou report takes the ground
that Stanton favored the Reconstruction
Acts, while the President evinced a dispo?
sition to disregard them, and eveu seize, if j
possible, the reins of absolute power.
This startling purpose was a part of John?
son's purpose, and the real ground ot dif?
ference between the President and Stan
ton. Stanton had a legal right to refuse
Iiis resignation. Circumstances justified
Stanton s actions. The report combats all
the President's positions, placing the Pre?
sident in the light of a false accuser, and
closes with a resolution, that the Senate
<do not concur iu Stanton's suspension.?
The report impeaches the President's ve?
racity regarding the New Orleans riots.
Tbe cotton question was resumed in the
Senate, and alter a long argument and
numberless amendments, the bill passed,
to the following effect: The tax is sus?
pended during 180S on cotton grown du?
ring that year. This suspension is not to
be construed to prevent the regular levy
of the tax after 1868. The duty on raw
cotton imported into the United States
from April, 1868, to April, 1869, has been
has been suspended. The bill goes back
to the House for concurrence. Adjourned.
In the House, the bill expediting the
payment of bounties was resumed, and an
amendment referring to the claims of ne?
gro soldiers to the Freedmeu's Bureau for
examination, was adopted and the bill
passed. The Election Committee reported
in favor of swearing in Trimble, from
Kentucky. The bill preventing the whis?
key tax frauds introduced, forbids the
withdrawal of spirits from bond under
any circumstances until the full tax is
paid. The House went into Committee
of the Whole, when Carey spoke in favor
<ol paying the debt in legal tenders.
- Wilson's bill was presented to day, to
vacate the offices of Governor, Secretary
of State, Treasurer, Comptroller and Sur?
veyor-General of Georgia.
Washington, January 8.
In t he House, the Committee on For?
eign Affairs reported a resolution requcst
ing'the President to intercede with Queen
Victoria for Father McMahon's release.
The report maintains the innocence of Mc
Mahon, and the committee refused to cou?
ple other names with the resolution, as the
case was homogenous. The resolution
was discussed broadly, some members
maintaining that the American view re?
garding alienation and naturalization must
i?e enforced by arms if neoecsary. Mc
Cullum held that the nation that wont
strive to protect those who swear allegi?
ance to it should be blotted out, and held
that the rulings of the English courts re?
garding expatriation were monstrous.?
Pending the discussion, the morning houi
expired,- and the resolution went over.
The Senate amendments to the cotton bill
was referred to the Ways and Means
Committee. The Missouri election ca6e
came up and consumed several hours,
and Van Home was declared entitled to
the seat. Adjourned.
In the Senate, amendments to the bank?
rupt acts were indefinitely postponed.?
The Finance Committee was instructed to
inquire as to the expediency of affixing a
penalty when Government officers dis?
burse money without legal authority. Mr.
Couness said the resolution was aimed at
those whom the Senate rejected as unfit
for positions, but who were afterwards
sent on special missions to do nobody
knows what, and paid from public funds.
The joint resolution to convey into the
Treasury the proceeds of captured cotton
and other property remaining in the hands
of the Treasurer, w&h rennmed and elabo?
rately discussed. The gross amount was
$34,900,000 of which 24,000,000 remain
in tbe hands of the Treasurer as special
agent; 10,000,000 have been paid tu own?
ers and for expenses. The action of the
Treasurer in disbursing the 10,000,000 was
seriously questioned and the matter post?
poned. A resolution instructing the Ju?
diciary Committee to report a bill to va?
cate the present illegal and unauthorized
governments in the Southern States, and
provide good provisional governments un?
til reconstruction, was laid over. The
President was called on for information,
whetheT the bill abolishing " white" iu
the District laws and ordinances, was con?
sidered as law by the Executive. After
executive session, adjourned.
Washington, January 9.
In tbe Senate, a memorial was presented,
asking an appropriation for the relief of
freedmen iu the District; also asking for
female suffrage in the District; also from
5,000 hand loom operatives, asking exemp?
tion from taxation. The House bill to
prevent fraud in whiskey revenue passed,
with an amendment Btriking out the words
"in bond," making the provisions apply to
all whiskey. A petition fr om the Ala?
bama Constitutional Convention, praving
for the removal of Gov. Patton, for politi?
cal disabilities, was presented. Morton
called up a resolution instructing the Ju?
diciary Committee to report a bill abroga?
ting existing State Governments in the
rebel Statesand providing proper Govern?
ments in lieu thereof. Frelinghuysen
moved to amend, so as to make reporting
of tbe bill discretionary with the Judicia?
ry Committee. Morton desired to test the
sense of the Senate directly upon the ques?
tion, and said it was high time that Con?
gress defined its position in terms not to
be misapprehended on this subject; to his
mind, the state of affairs now existing in
these rebel communities had never been
more als.rming; that Congress had, on the
2d of last March, declared the existing
Governments in those States as illegal, j
and not affording proper security for "lite |
and property, and at that time Congress
bad provided military supervision, until
such time as legal Governments could be
established; to-day, the military authority
which they had set up -was obstructing the1
proper organ o? the Jaw io some of these
States, and upholding the existing illegal
and unauthorized Governments. Morton
here sent to the desk of the Secretary the
Acts of March and July, to be read, and
also the original Order No. 1 of General
Hancock, in which the civil authorities
are declared-supreme. It would be seen
by it that General Hancock in this order,
not only defied the power of Congress, but
actually nullified and refused to execute
its laws. As Gen. Hancock has confronted
directly the Congress of the United States,
it becomes ?a question as to which side will j
submit; he recognizes the authority of
the civil tribunals organized by the very
State Government which Congress has de?
clared to be illegal. There was danger
that the work of reconstruction would fail
by the very military power which they
had raised up to forward it. At this crisis
it was incumbent on Congress tc be true
and constant to itself, and proceed to ab?
rogate these Governments. It became
Congress to say at once what they in?
tended to ?do, although declaring in the
Acts referred to, that these State Govern?
ments were illegal. Congress had not de?
sired, in the exercise of its power, to do
away with them abruptly; but in the
present juncture, there should not be a
moment's hesitation. If the amendment
of Frelinghuysen vas adopted, it would
mean nothing. He (Mr. M.) wanted a
peremptory order to this committee, to
bring in a bill immediately,and he desired
this Senate to see the order. Mr. Freling?
huysen did not intend to oppose any of the
experiments which had been advanced by
the Senator, but thought it due that some
confidence should be reposed in the judg?
ment of the committee. The expiration
of the morning hour cut off further debate
on the resolution, and the House 1 ?ilI to
suspend further contraction of the curren?
cy was taken up and discussed to execu?
tive sesrion. Adjourned.
In the House, a resolution asking thc
release of Father McMahon and several
other Fenians, passed. The bill prevent?
ing whiskey frauds, as amended by the
Senate came up and was discussed to ad?
"Leo,'' the Washington correspondent
of thc Charleston Courier, writes as fol?
The United States Supreme Court will
have before it a number of very important
constitutional questions at the present
term. There will be three cases involving
the constitutionality of the Tenure of
Office Law ; two cases involving the con?
stitutionality of the Reconstruction Acts,
and a case also that will test the validity
ot the Pierpont Government of Virginia.
All these are to some extent political ques?
tions and enter into party controversy,
and it is commonly said that the Court
will be shy of them. If they should lie
over till after the Presidential election
they may be judicially settled. They may
be argued at the present term and the de?
cision withheld till next "December.
It is supposed that the Democratic Leg?
islatures of New Jersey and Ohio viii, this
winter, severally rescind the Acts where?
by they had ratified the 14th Article sub?
mitted by Congress as an amendment to
the Constitution. Jt is the opinion of
lawyers that *as the Article has not been
adopted by the requsite three-fourths of
the States, every State may withdraw its
assent to the same. Thus there may be a
doubt whether that Article will form a
part of the Constitution. The disfranchise?
ments of rebels would therefore fail.
Some of the Radical leaders still hold
out the hope to the Southern whites that
after the admission of their representatives
in the Senate and House a general amnesty
law will be passed, and all classes now ex?
cepted be admitted to the right of suffrage.
This promise is -held up in view of the in?
creasing opposition of the Nothern people
to African supremacy. If they do not
recognize the white people of the South
before the Presidential election they will
fail practically to carry a majority ot
Northern electoral votes and if they do
thus restore to the whites the right of suf?
frage they will lose the Southern electoral
votes In this quandary they would gladly
ttrike a compromise with thc south ; and
give amnesty for political support. That
is ?they will say to the Southern white
people, if you support the Republican party
you shall have the same rights with
the Northern Republicans The political
friends of Chief Justice Chase, in and ont
of Congress, arc disposed to favor this
scheme of compromise.
The majority of the Radical leaders are
undoubtedly determined to risk the fate
of the party upon the nomination of Gen?
eral Grant, and the platform of negro suf?
frage and rebel disfranchisement. That
they are beginning todoitbtthe entire and
easy success ot their policy, which they
heretofore expected, is apparent, and their
exertions hereafter will bc redoubled.?
Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, who
aspires to the Vice Presidency, on the
Grant ticket, has issued a sort of manifest o
to the party, through the New York In?
dependent, setting forth thc necessity of
adopting General Grant as their candidate,
and of thus obtaining reinforcements from
the ranks of "advanced Democrats.'' The
Radicals rely for success upon an alliance
with thc negro element and with the war
SweAhixo.?Swearing ?6 thc fit expres?
sion of human rage, and thc most exact
interpreter of its real meaning. He who
utters the fearful word of damnation
against his fellow man, is giving vent to a
feeling which, had he the power, would
?really consign him to hell. Anger is thus
not only murder, but murder of the worst
kind ; it would not only kill the body, but
would cast both soul and body into hell.
Swtarer, see what your oath means ! An
1 g ry men, see what your anger means I
An Interesting Reminiscence.
? "The West Florida Commercial, edited
by Hon. S. R. Mallory, who was a mem?
ber of Mr. Davis' Cabinet, publishes the
following interesting account of the last
official interview between Mr. Davis and
Gens. Beauregurd and Johnston :
The views of Generals Johnston and
Beauregard ofthe military situation of the
Confederacy on the 15th of April have
already been referred to. At Greensboro
Johnston fully and frankly expressed to a
member of the Cabinet, an old personal
friend, his conviction that all lurther re?
sistance to the Federal forces East of tho
Mississippi would but augment the flutter?
ing and desolation ofthe country, with?
out the slightest prospect of achieving
independence, sustaining his opinions by
reference to the relative positions, power
and resources ofthe belligerents. "What,
in your judgment," said his friend, "do
the best interests of our people require of
"We must stop fighting at once," said
he, "and secure peace upon the best terms
we can obtain." "Can we secure terms ?'*
! "I think we can," he replied; "at all
events, wo should make t he effort at once,
for we are at the end of the row." "Gen.
Johnston," said his friend, "your position
as chief of this arm}' and as the military
commander of this department demands
from you a frank statement of your views
to the President. You believe that our
cause is hopeless, and that further resist?
ance, with the means at our command,
would not only bo useless, but unjustifia?
ble, and that we should lay down our
arms and secure the best terms we can
get for our people. I will, if yon please,
state all this to the President, but 1 think
you had better do so at once, and explic?
itly." "Gen. Beau regard and 1 have been
requested to meet the President this cvon
ing," he replied, "and I will give him my
opinions very explicitly. You will not
find me.reticent upon them."
At eight o'clock that evening the Cabi
not, with the exception of Mr. Treu holm,
whose illness prevented his attendance,
joined the President at his room. It was
a small apartment, some twelve by sixteen
feet, containing a bed, a few chairs, and a
table, with writing materials, on the sec?
ond floor of the small dwelling of Mrs.
John Taylor Wood; and a few minutes
after eight the two Generals entered.
The uniform habit of President Davis,
in Cabinet meetings, was to consume
some little time in general conversation
before entering upon the business of the
occasion, not unfrequently introducing
some anecdote or interesting episode,
generally some reminiscence of the early
life of himself or others in the army, the
Mexican war, or his Washington experi?
ences; arid his manner of relatii g aud
his application to them were at all times
very happy and pleasing.
Few men seized more readily upon the
sprightly aspects of any transaction, or
turned them to better account; and his
powers of mimicry, whenever he conde?
scended to exercise them, were irresistible.
Upon this occasion, at a time when the
cause of the Confederacy was hopeless,
when its soldiers were throwing away
their arms and flying to their homes, when
its Government, stripped of nearly all
power, could not hope to exist beyond a
lew days more, and when the enemy,
more powerful and exultant than ever,
was advancing upon all sides, true to his
habit, he introduced several subjects of
conversation, unconnected with tho con?
ditio of the country, and discussed them
as ife . some pleasant ordinary meeting.
Aft? ? a brief time thus spent, turning to
General Johnston, ho said, in his usual
quiet, grave way, when entering upon
matters of business, ''I have requested
you and General B^auregurd, General
Johnston, to join us this evening, that we
might have the benefit of your views
upon the situation of the country. ?I
course we feel the magnitude of the mo?
ment. Our late disasters are terrible ;
but I do not think we should regard them
as fatal. I think we can whip the enemy
yet if our people will turn out. We must
look at matters calmly, however, and see
what is left for us to do. Whatever can
be done must be done at onco. We have
not a day to lose.'' A pause ensued,
General Johnston not seeming to deem
himself expected to speak, when the Pres?
ident said, "Wo should like to hear your
views, General Johnston." Upon this
the General, without preface or introdue
tion?his words translating the expres?
sion which his face had worn since he en?
tered the room?said, in his terse, concise,
demonstrative way, as if seeking to con?
dense thoughts that were crowding for
utterance, "My views are, sir, that our
people are tired of the war, feel them?
selves whipped, and will not fight. Our
country is overrun, its military resources
greatly diminished, while tho enemy's
military power and resources were never
greater, and ma}' be Increased to any de?
sirable extent. We cannot place another
largo army in the field ; and, cut off as
we are from foreign intercourse, 1 do not
bcc how we could maintain it in fighting
condition if we had it. My men are dai?
ly deserting in large numbers, and are
taking my artillery teams to aid their es
capo to their homes. Since Lee's defeat
they regard the war as at an end. If I
march out of North Carolina her people
will all leave my ranks. It will be the
same as I proceed South through South
Carolina and Georgia, and I shall expect
to retain no man beyond the by-road or
cowpath that leads to his home. My
small force is melting away like snow be?
foro the sun, and I am hopeless of re?
cruiting it. We may, perhaps, obtain
i terms which we ought to accept."
The tone and manner, almost spitcfu-l,
i in which the General jerked out these
j brief, decisive sentences, pausing at every
paragraph, left no doubt as to hid (
convictions. When he ceased speak
whatever was thought of his stuteme
and their importance was fully un<
stood, thej' elicited neither comment
inquiry. The President who, during tl
delivery, had sat with his eyes fixed u]
a scrap of paper which he was fold
and re-folding abstractedly, and who 1
listened without a change of position
expression, broke the silence by sayi
in a low, even tone : "What do you s
General Beauregard ?" "I concur in
General Johnston has said," he repli
Another silence, more eloquent of the I
appreciation of thc condition of the co
try than words could have been, suece
ed, during which the President's mani
Alter a brief pause he said, withonl
variation ot tone or expression, and wi
out raising his eyes from the slip of pa]
between his fingers : "Well, Gene
Johnston, what do you propose? Y
speak of obtaining terms. You know,
course, that the enemy refuses to tn
with us. How do you propose to obt;
"I think thc opposing Generals in t
field may arrange them."
"Bo you think Sherman will treat wi
"I have no reason to think othcrwi
Such a course would be in accordan
with military usage, and legitimate."
"We can easily try it, sir. If we c
accomplish any good for the counti
Heaven knows I am not particular as
forms. How will }-ou reach Sherman?
"I would address him a brief note, pi
posing an interview to arrange terms
surrender and peace, embracing, of cour<
a cessation of hostilities during the ue?
'?Well, sir, yon can adopt this conn
though I confess I am not sanguine as
Tho member of the Cabinet, before 1
frrred to as conversing with Gen. Joh
ston, and who was anxious that his vie\
should be promptly carried out, immci
a tc ly seated himself at the writing tabl
and, talcing up a pen, offered to act as tl
General's amanuensis. At the request
the latter, however, thc President diet
ted the letter to Gen. Sherman, whu
was written at once upon a half sheet
letter folded as note paper, and signed I
Geri. Johnston, who took it and said 1
would send it to Gen. Sherman early i
the morning; and in a few minutes tl
conference broke up. This note, whit
was :i brief proposition for a suspensiv
ol hostilities, and a conference with
view to agreeing upon terms of pcac
lias been published with other lettei
which passed between thc two General
On or about the 10th of April the Pre
?dent, his staff and Cabinet, left Green
boro' to proceed still further South, wit
plans unformed, clinging to the hope th:
Johnston and Sherman would seem
peace and the quiet ot the country, bu
>till all doubt ful ot the result, and sti
more doubtful as lo consequences of fai
Milita ky Laws in the Skcovd Dis
tri ct.?Gen. Cunby has not been timi?
in exercising thu authority given him b;
tho.se so-slyled reconstruction acts, whiel
have con verted the whole South into ;
military satrapy j and, dangerous as it i
and must be to vest in one man the pow
er of determining thc manner in whiel
the lives and properties of thc people of :
State of the Union are to be cared for o
protected,it mujt be admitted that,in sonv
of his actions, Gen. Can by has shown ;
liberal and comprehensive spirit, which i
worth}' of imitation in those district
where power is used only for thc purposi
of tyranny and oppression.
It has for }-ears been a subject of com
plaint that Charleston, the metropolis o
South Carolina, has had to bear tar mon
than her just proportion of the taxatioi
of the State. This arose from thu fae
that in tho city real estate was taxed ai
about it? value, while in tho country tin
bare land was taxed at a nominal rate
while the improvements upon it, howevet
valuable, were in no way included. Ir
the State Legislature the country repre?
sentation was so powerful that this unjust
condition of things could not be changed,
But thc pen of the military commander
has been more potent than thc voice ol
the representatives of Charleston, and in
thc tax bill arranged by Gen. Can by for
thc coming year, every acre and foot of
land, with the improvements upon it, will
be taxed according to its marketable val?
ue. This section of thc military tax or?
der has given general satisfaction in thc
State, and that satisfaction has been in?
creased by the fact that the rates of taxa?
tion generally have been lowered in such
a manner as to encourage trade and fos?
ter the growth of commercial business.
Gen. Ca ii by has also done well in decreas?
ing tho tax upon the gross receipts of
newspapers in the State; and there is ev?
ery indication that it is his determination
not to attempt to crush by taxation those
organs of public opinion which arc work?
ing for the maintenance of peace in the
South, and which, at tho best, .return to
their conductors but a meagre return for
the incessant care and attention which
they require.?Nexo York Sunday News.
? Wendell Phillips is pained at tho
general imbecility of tho Republicans, and
at the manifest fate which threatens thc
party. The Republican ship he says, ?b
drifting before the wind, without cargo or
destination, only waiting for the storm to
clear away to discover what Hag it is safest
to run up. Dropping metaphor, he repre?
sents the party as anxiously questioning
how it can secure most cheaply the stren?
gth necessary in order to keep hold of
office, and as ready to serve under any flag
for thc sake of victory. A verypiratical
party, manifestly I?Richmond Whig.
A Few Words About Ariel.
For some time past, tins pamphlet has
engaged the attention of our exchanges
by its novel and startling theories of the
status of the negro in the scale of crea?
tion. We have heretofore abstained from
any reference to it, because we supposed
that the world would regard it as we have
inclined to do, as an ingenius hoax. That,
in this day of light and knowledge, much
sinned against, it is true, any one could be
found, so bold and so blind, as to chal?
lenge the right to a place in the scale uf
humanity, of so large a portiou of the in
1 habitants of each, however degraded by
centuries of barbarism in the worst cli?
mates of the globe, did not enter serious?
ly into our imagination. We regarded
this essay as a quaint and curious satire
upon the theories of those who haw claimed
for these children of Ham, a superiority
over Shem and Japhetb, in utter violation
of the truth as found in the holy scrip?
tures, and verified by the world's history
from the days of Noah. But whatever
may be the real opinions of this writer, it
is manifest that he has been conceived to
be in earnest by large numbers of his
readers, and has been c msidered no un
worthy antagonist of certain learned Di?
vines, who with much zeal, if not discre?
tion, have done him the honor to attempt
a refutation. This proceeding has at once
dignified the subject and invested the
pamphlet with a certain strength which it
would not otherwise have possessed;
when anything is said or written,' revolt?
ing to the religious sense of Christians, as
I well as shocking to our ideas of humanity
(which happily, incline us to elevate all
creatures rather than to degrade them) it
is always a mistake to invest the subject
with importance by making it the theme
of controversy, because however cunning?
ly devised, it will sink beneath its own in?
trinsic defects and fallacies. Certainly, to
answer any grave error without elaborate
thought, is of all things to be deprecated.
We fear this has been done in this case,
for the answers of the theologians have
"hot been as well considered and as conclu?
sive as their friends could have desired,
for they generally felt better satisfied of
the absurdity of the argument before this
attempt to demonstrate it. Ariel has re?
sponded in two letters characterised by
greater learning and ability than the ori?
ginal argument, and the present attitude
of the question is not so triumphant for
the cause of truth as we should desire.
We do not propose to discuss this pamph?
let further than to indicate the present as?
pect of the discussion, and as far as we are
concerned, to declare moBt emphatically,
our abhorrence for the cofd blooded as?
sumption that the negro is a beast, or at
best a man without a soul.
It is their misfortune that they have
been thrown by their pretended friends,
in antagonism to the great body of the |
whitcs,"North and South, and in propor?
tion to the extent of their delusion, are
they entitled to the forbearance of their
only true friends, the gentlemen of the
South who have seen their best qualities,
and know their impressibility to religious
and moral ideas, and have always regard?
ed them as faithful, though humble friends,
whose title to a place in the economy of
the great plan of salvation was as well es?
tablished as that of any portion of the race
of Adam. There may be a sort of pleas?
ure in thus flying in the face of opinions
long received and cherished by the world,
but surely it must be a malignant spirit
i^vhich could derive satisfaction in demon?
strating that this unfortunate people are
no longer to be regarded as anything bet?
ter than a higher order of monkey, orang
ou-tang or gorilla. We repeat, we regret
that this wild and cruel theory has been
dignified by discussion, and would not
have referred to it:, but for the notice it!
has received at the hands of reverend and
learned divines, which has made it one of
the topics of the day.?Camden Journal.
About Advertising.?It is not often
that we find anything in the editorial col?
umns of the New York Tribune which we
can approve, but the following extract
from a late article in that paper, under
the above heading, strikes us as not only
sensible and truthful hut as peculiarly ap?
plicable to the business men of this city
and in the South. The truth is, our mer?
chants, as a class, have never realized the
importance of liberal and judicious adver?
tising as a means of securing success in
any and all the different branches of busi?
ness. At the North this thing is better
understood?nay it has almost been
brought to the perfection of an exact
science, and hence it is we find so many
instances of remarkable success, and im?
mense fortunes made in a few months or
years mainly through the benefits of judi?
cious advertising :
In the meantime, how arc business men
to keep afloat? Prudence and economy,
of course, are the two great lessons to be
learned ; but there is ono part of these
lessons which in dull times is especially
apt to be forgotten. Bo sure of one thing:
whatever you have to sell, there are many
people ready to buy. even in tbe most de?
pressed seasons. Find them out; show
them your wares ; persuade them to buy
of you rather t han another. When buy
ers are reluctant sellers SRist be active.
It is neither cheap nor sensible to sit still
behind your counter and wait for the
bustle of trade to revive. When business
is dull that is the \ery time to advertise
In the first place, that is when you most
need to advertiso; and in the second, that
] is when people devote most time to read
j ing tho newspapers, and when 3*our ad
| vertisement consequently is most gener?
ally seen. A few dollars invested in the
columns of tho Tribune will do more to
revive a sluggish business than anything
j else in the world.
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In all cases, the money will be required
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j with the cash, will receive prompt attention.
If Mr. Seward's penchant for real estate
has brought within the folds of the flag of
an immense amount of earthquake and
hurricane, disturbing the national equili?
brium and annoying Mr. Greeley; it Ve?
suvius is on the rampage, and the Fenians
on a general burPt; if everywhere and
everybody, including Congress and the
Cretans, exhibit the one fell purpose of
keeping up a fuss, then there is no peace,
and a malignant star seems to have flashed
its lurid light on the age in which we live,
and doomed the world to a season of com?
motion and thundering disturbances. Na?
ture plays her part right merrily in the
merciless sirocco and disM-uetive tempest,
in belching forth her hidden fires through
volcanic peaks, and in given this wicked
globe a grand old shake from centre lo
circumference, and in other signs and.
wonders, vastly increasing the business
and profits of dealers in ascension robes,
and even effecting Wall-street to the ex?
tent of a slight tumble in gold. But
amidst it all, Congress is unmoved, un?
relenting, unterritied, undeterred from car?
rying out its programme and purpose, and
hence there is no peace. In the financial
world there is almost a panic. Commerce
droops its wings. The productive and in?
dustrial energies of the country are brought
to a deadlock. Thousands of laborers in
one section starving because they can get
no work. Thousauds of laborers in anoth?
er section starving because they won't
work. Men of splendid education, but *
feeble frame, reduced to manual toil Men .
of no education, but abundant muscle, di?
verted from the plough to politics, and sit?
ting in Conventions to legislate for States.
And this is statesmanship, and wise gov?
ernment, and unassailable political econo?
my 1 It stops the machinery of the north?
ern manufacturers; it turns to sterile
plains the rich plantations of the South ;
it clouds the brow of the merchant in both
sections; it fearfully multiplies paupers
and felons all over the land; it substitutes
famine for plenty, and fear for confidence
and peace. And this is statesmanship and
wise government, and unassailable politi?
cal economy ! " By their fruits ye shall
know them." It is a fair test. It is the
Gospel mode of trial, resulting in a ver?
dict which no human iugenuity can suc?
cessfully attack. And the vast array of
damning proof of misrule, of mischievous
and malicious legislation, which every day
is heaping up against the party in power,
will insure a verdict of condemnation from
the awakened judgment of the American
people, and from the impartial future chron?
icler of our times.
Reaffirming the Constitution?
A correspondent of the New York Ex?
press says that he well remembers being
present, as an invited guest, at a compli?
mentary dinner given to Hon. Daniel Web?
ster, in the Musical Hall, in the city of
Philadelphia, on the 2d of December, 1845,
when he delivered one of his elaborate
discourses on the political state of the
country. The writer was placed on the
platform, next to Mr. WTebster, and in the
course of conversation with him before be
made his addresss, took occasion to refer
to the alleged violation of the constitution
by their political opponents, but reminded
him that though Magna Charta had been
violated over and over again, it was as of?
ten reaffirmed after such violations, until
its provisions became the established fun?
damental law ol England. Mr. Webster,
in the course of his subsequent address,
burst out in the following paragraph,
which seems to have been suggested by
the conversation, and which may be found
in the report of his speech :
' M It may have happened?I think it has
happened?that instances have occurred
in which the spirit of this instrument has
been departed from, in which, in effect,
violations of that spirit have taken place.
What of that? Are we to abandon it on
that account? Why, I shonld as soon
think of abandoning my own father when
ruffians attacked him 1 (Loud and long
continued applause.) No ! we are to rally
round it, with all our power, and all our
force, determined to stand by it or fall
with it. Whas was the conduct of the
great lovers of liberty in the early periods
of English history ? They wrested from
a reluctant monarch, King John, a magna
charta. The crown, afterwards, violated
that charta. What did they do ? They
remonstrated, they resisted, they re-en?
forced it, and that is what we are to do,
gentlemen." (Tremendous applause.)
Reaffirming the constitution is what
Andrew Johnson is trying to do now, and
which is considered by his enemies a crime
deserving impeachment. It is what the
people also have done in late elections,
and what they must continue to do, if the
constitution is to be preserved.?Bait. Sun.
? As Charles Lamb and a friend were
passing through the lower purlieus of Lon?
don, they saw two women violently scol?
ding each other from the upper windows
of their respective tenements, which hap?
pened to be on opposite sides of a very
narrow street in London, ''Why, these wo?
men can never agree," remarked Lamb?
"they are arguing from opposite premi?
? Don't live in hope with your arms
folded. Fortune emiles on those who roll
up their sleeves and put their shoulders to
the wheel that propels them on to wealth
and happiness. Cut thin out and carry it
in your vest pocket, ye who are idle in the
barroom aud on the streets.
Keeping Him in* the Family.?A Ken
tuckian, who had, after a protracted eonrt
! ship, made up his mind to propose to a
I young lady, carried his resolution into ef
i feet. The lady, with some hesitation, re?
plied : "lam partially engaged, but inoth
j er wanti to marry,"